Therapy can benefit many people in many different ways. Therapy can be used as an effective treatment for mental health conditions, as support for parents and children, for stress management, and even for facilitating self-discovery. 

When it comes to finding a therapist, Hammond, IN may offer more variety than many surrounding rural areas, but finding the right therapist can be challenging, even in cities. One reason for this is that in the field of psychology there are a lot of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and specializations. Which one will work best can depend on both the challenge being addressed as well as personal preference. What you want or need may not necessarily be available nearby. This is where online therapy can help. 

BetterHelp is an online platform that offers access to a wide variety of Hammond-based therapists that specialize in everything from dialectical behavioral therapy to solution-based therapy, and have experience working with diverse populations. Simply fill out an online questionnaire and BetterHelp will match you with the therapist that best meets your needs.

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Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,Master of Science in Psychology,Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Dr. James W. Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Clinical Social Worker. I am also licensed in Idaho (LCPC), Vermont (LCMHC), Utah (CMHC), New Mexico (PCMHC), New Hampshire as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University, a PhD from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary where I studied various therapeutic modalities, and a Doctor of Arts in Theology and Chaplaincy from JJBIHL. I teach clients how to change their thinking, be responsible for their feelings, and make better choices. I look forward to working with you. I focus on the present and behaviors and not on the past and feelings. I do not work with anyone under the age of 25 or relationship issues, or family issues, or addiction issues of any kind.

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Andrew Miller

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hello. My name is Andrew Miller, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I earned my Bachelor's in Psychological Science At Ball State University in 2013, and my Master's of Social Work (MSW) at Indiana University of South Bend in 2016. I have 5 years of clinical experience in Northern Indiana, and received my LCSW in 2019. In 2023, I obtained my LICSW allowing me to serve clients in MA. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, including client-centered therapy, problem solving, empowerment approach, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, and Mindfulness. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am always eager to learn new modalities and strategies to best serve the population, and am looking to become certified in Play Therapy. I always ensure my clients are comfortable in sharing their problems without feeling judged. I am a big fan of Star Wars, Marvel comics, Disney and literature. I also enjoy learning about philosophy and spirituality. I look forward to helping you become aware of yourself, and identify helpful resources you can use to be a fully functioning member of society.

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Kelly Fischer

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor licensed in Indiana with over 20 years of experience working as an individual and group counselor. I have worked with clients in a wide range of settings including outpatient therapy, residential care, forensic settings, and mandated clients. My work has primarily focused on helping individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief / loss, and parenting problems. I am comfortable working with individuals who also present with autism, and / or cognitive delays. My counseling style is friendly, supportive, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I like to involve the client in the therapeutic process and in treatment decision-making. If we are working together, it is important to me that you know why we are working together, and what goals we plan to pursue during our time together. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I recognize the courage it takes to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take the first step towards those goals, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Margaret Kaelin

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been providing therapy for 18+ years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Louisville, KY. My approach is client centered and goal oriented. The modalities that I use to name a few are: Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive processing therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution focused and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Although not useful in this platform, I have been facilitating equine assisted psychotherapy for over 18 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues,adoption/foster care, career challenges, ptsd, attachment issues, and trauma focused therapy I can interact with you however you feel most comfortable; video or phone. My availability is weekday evenings. I realize that it can be difficult to find a therapist that you connect with, and it takes courage to take this step. I am ready to support and empower you as you walk on this journey of growth. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Tom Barbera

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience as a therapist

Dr. Barbera earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 1997. He completed his internship with a specialization in Health Psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. As an Active Duty Air Force Psychologist he worked at the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital for the first 4 years of his career and the Hurlburt Field Behavioral Health Clinic for 2 years. In 2001 he moved to Indiana to join the St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency Faculty. In 2019 he moved to Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN to help their healthcare system start a Behavioral Care Clinic. I'm committed to providing evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, chronic pain, diabetes self-management, obesity, and nicotine addiction. My patients can expect to learn coping skills for managing their symptoms and improving their quality of life in a welcoming, relaxed, and compassionate environment. Typical between appointment homework includes: symptom monitoring, reading, writing exercises, and coping skills practice. If you receive primary care services within the Riverview Health system in Hamilton County Indiana then I would be happy (and required to by my employment contract) to see you through our Behavioral Care Clinic. I'm licensed to provide telehealth services in the PSYPACT States. Here is the list of PSYPACT States. Alabama Arizona Arkansas Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Connecticut Colorado Delaware District of Columbia Georgia Florida Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota (starting July 1, 2024) Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont (starting on July 1, 2024) Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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Skip Beyer

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MA LMHC
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Indiana. *Specialties are adult trauma * addiction* addiction related to divorce recovery and infidelity. * beginning recovery from alcohol or drugs. *men’s recovery from sex/porn addiction * Former Celebrate Recovery Leader.*Mentor for those going through the conquer series.*Christian 12 step recovery *pre-marital assessment/pre marital counseling.*men’s infidelity recovery. * I look for your strengths and not your weaknesses. * My strengths are: empathy, compassion, and listening skills. I offer a combination of clinical and spiritual therapy if so desired. * My approach: narrative therapy; CBT; Empty chair; applied scripture if desired. * I adapt my treatment plan to your specific needs.* If you struggle with work/home/relationship issues. give yourself an opportunity to work through them. * I encourage you to begin your healing journey. * Life changes are possible if you take time to heal.

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Dr. Leslie Capehart

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a therapist

I hold a Masters and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and have been licensed as a mental health or professional counselor (LMHC) since 1994. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as an individual counselor with college-aged students and adults in clinical, private practice, and non-profit settings. I also have experience working as an Indiana University (Indianapolis) associate professor in their undergraduate and graduate counseling and psychology programs. My specialty as a counselor is helping you to quickly identify and understand your blind spots and move beyond them. Blind spots are those beliefs or areas of your life that often keep us stuck repeating the same patterns that often cause relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and other issues. Many times in our life, we find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed, not knowing how to move forward. As a counselor, I will encourage, support, and assist you in moving beyond your current situation. Using theories or techniques of cognitive psychology, I help identify the distorted thought patterns that no longer work for you and teach you the tools necessary to grow and move beyond your current challenge. Counseling can help you move beyond a state of helplessness by examining new possibilities and helping you make the changes necessary to create the life you want. The counseling relationship is important to the successful outcome of therapy. By building a relational foundation, you can lessen your defenses and open yourself to the possibilities for change. This foundation enables you to explore yourself and your situation, understand self-defeating behaviors, and make the necessary steps for change. You are an active participant in the counseling process. My approach is warm and empathetic, yet also direct and authentic. It's important to remember that as a counselor, I'm not here to judge you but rather to support, encourage, and guide you as you navigate through challenges.

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Betty Laird

Offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
38 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Betty Laird and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana with over 35 years of experience. I attended Loyola University in Chicago. I believe that we are all amazing, complicated and resilient beings as well as vulnerable to stress and loss. At times we all need a safe place to give voice to our pain, explore our perceptions of ourselves and others and have a companion on our journeys toward healing. My approach is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle of change. I have experience with grief and loss issues, fertility and adoption challenges, compassion fatigue, trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression, mood and personality disorders. I also use cinematherapy ( use of film to explore personality , coping and conflict resolution) .

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Dr. Marlo Walters

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 25 years of professional work as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, coping with addictions, healing from trauma and abuse, and coping with grief and loss. I believe you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths which will assist you in overcoming challenges. Sometimes what we need is support in making a strategy to overcome them. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Ronald Williams

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersDepressionADHD
42 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 42 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Also, if you don't see a time on my schedule that works very well for you, send me a msg with a requested time. I can most likely accommodate you!

How to find counseling in Hammond

Finding the best therapist close by in Hammond can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Hammond that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hammond. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Hammond, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Hammond region and in the state of Indiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Hammond or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Hammond area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Hammond, elsewhere in Lake, or in the greater state of Indiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Hammond area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hammond therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Hammond due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Hammond may not take health insurance, some in the state of Indiana may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Hammond, Indiana working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hammond above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Hammond helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Hammond therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Hammond therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Hammond therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Hammond therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Hammond therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Hammond therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IN, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 46394 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Hammond counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Hammond.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Hammond licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Hammond, Indiana can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Hammond has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Hammond:

46320, 46323, 46324, 46327, 46394

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